Anyway, this is Hilary again, with yet another cute little stuffed animal to share! This time it's a bunny. When I happened upon the Baby Snow Bunny pattern from Darncat Crochet, I just had to try it. I love how it's a realistic-looking bunny, since most of the crocheted bunnies I've seen look more like toys, with teddy bear-like bodies. Then again, I made this one in pink, so that pretty much threw the whole realism thing out the window! The recipient of the bunny loves the color pink though, so she was very pleased with it.
The pattern calls for a worsted yarn, but I love the way crocheted stuffed animals/amigurumi look when they're made with textured yarns. Here I used Red Heart Baby Clouds, a super-bulky boucle, in Sugar Multi. It's so pink and fluffy that it reminds me of cotton candy! I had to use a larger hook - an E hook was just too small for such a heavy yarn - but I compensated for the differences in both the hook and yarn by halving the number of stitches called for, more or less. The pattern is fairly straightforward if you're used to working in rounds, so I didn't make too many precise calculations in resizing... I just stopped increasing when I thought the parts looked big enough. I think I kept the spirit of the pattern though - and most importantly, the bunny's new owner loved her. :-)
That's all for today, but I promise I'll be back soon! (I mean it this time, really!)